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File #: O-359-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Second Reading
File created: 7/8/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/17/2021 Final action: 8/17/2021
Title: Repealing Toledo Municipal Code Section 933.06, Resale of Water and Enacting a New Toledo Municipal Code Section 933.06, Resale of Water.
Attachments: 1. Audio: City Council August 17, 2021
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Council Members Gadus and Komives

Title
Repealing Toledo Municipal Code Section 933.06, Resale of Water and Enacting a New Toledo Municipal Code Section 933.06, Resale of Water.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
On January 14, 1986, Toledo City Council enacted the Toledo Municipal Code Section 933.06 regarding the resale of water stating: "No person shall re-sell water provided by the Department of Public Utilities unless specifically authorized by contract with the Department of Public Utilities to do so." Since its passing, its ambiguous nature has allowed landlords and land owners to charge tenants a separate fee for the furnishing of water service, which is a service provided by the Department of Public Utilities. This revision will provide the tenant with direct access to account information and will assure that tenants are not charged more than the actual cost of the services received.

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NOW, THEREFORE, Be it ordained by the Council of the City of Toledo:

SECTION 1. That Toledo Municipal Code Section 933.06 Resale of Water, which read as follows, is hereby repealed.

933.06. Resale of water.

No person shall re-sell water provided by the Department of Public Utilities unless specifically authorized by contract with the Department of Public Utilities to do so.

SECTION 2. That a new Toledo Municipal Code Section 933.06 is hereby enacted.

933.06. Resale of water.

No person shall re-sell water provided by the Department of Public Utilities unless specifically authorized by contract with the Department of Public Utilities to do so. This prohibition on the re-selling of water services without authorization includes but is not limited to the following:

(a) Residential buildings and housing complexes with more than one rental unit. Unless specifically authorized by contract that includes requirements for sub-metering of each rental unit with the Department of Public Utilities, no one may charge tenants living in a building o...

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